I once read a quote from a up-and-coming movie starlet about being on the David Letterman Show for the first time. “You’re sitting there talking to Dave, but your mind says, ‘That can’t be Dave Letterman, because Dave Letterman lives inside my TV.” A movie star’s cognitive functions may not be the best point of [...]

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This 30 second usage of  the Lyle Lovett song “M-O-N-E-Y” at the The Firm starring Tom Cruise was a brilliant directorial choice on the part of Sydney Pollack. It encapsulates three story themes at the same time: 1) A wife setting the mood for a romantic evening with her husband 2) Their new home in [...]

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The music that enters just after actress Sofia Vergara finishes her seductive pitch in this Cadillac Escalade commercial caught the attention of some my fellow musicians so I thought I’d post it here:

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This  spot recently took 1st prize in a contest to see what team could produce the best commercial for Dialogue Earth, a non-partisan think tank that focuses on environmental issues. The spot was written and produced by Chris Bookman and Dylan Walker, also known as Snap Brothers, who are college-students based in Texas. “We’ve entered [...]

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Although the Thomas Newman-esque soundtrack and glorious slow motion shots of liquids pouring make this yogurt commercial noteworthy, it’s really the poem (brilliantly read by William Dafoe) that makes it extraordinary: I’m now on a mission to find the original author of this poem. ___________________________________________________ Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, [...]

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The song featured in this movie trailer for the soon-to-be-released Madea’s Big Happy Family is fantastic: It’s  “M.A to the D.E.A” by FS (featuring Northern League). It’s available on iTunes. From what I can see it was commissioned specifically for this movie trailer so the artist is probably independent and maybe even located in Atlanta. [...]

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New York-based sound designer Bill Milbrodt led a 22-person team to build musical instruments created with car parts from the Ford Focus. Composer Craig Richey then wrote a score to which was performed for this commercial by these musicians who mastered the music in just two rehearsals. Amazing. Here’s the specific list of instruments created [...]

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The popular dating website www.plentyoffish.com licensed this great song by Amos Transparent, a six-piece group out of Canada, to tell this very touching split-screen story: “Find Your Other Half” The song is called “After All That It’s Come To This” . Here’s the full length version. Enjoy! ___________________________________________________ Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and [...]

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How can you not love the pure chutzpah of this lounge lizard plugging Taco Bell’s four kinds of steak? ___________________________________________________ Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace where media producers and business owners can license high-quality, affordable music from a online community of musicians.

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Isn’t it funny how TV commercials have become the best way to find new bands? Subura picked a terrific song to advertise their new Forester. The song is “Powerful Stuff’” by San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Sean Hayes. I think the best part of this spot is when the subtle drum groove kicks in at :21: Here’s [...]

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